Pilot programs in Wichita, Houston have shown promise in solving problems underlying homelessness
By Mike Sherry for KHI News Service, Oct. 9, 2013
KANSAS CITY — Government, law enforcement, and social service officials in metro Kansas City, are exploring a new way to combat chronic homelessness with an approach that has shown promise in Wichita and elsewhere.
Through the program, communities establish a Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) within the police department. Rather than repeatedly writing tickets for nuisance violations, HOT officers work with community agencies to address the underlying problems that lead to a life on the streets.
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